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Perkins School for the Blind



Founded in 1829 Perkins School for the Blind is the oldest school for the blind in the United States. The school’s mission is to provide education and services that build productive, meaningful lives for children and adults around the world who are blind, deafblind, or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities.

The Samuel P. Hayes Research Library, founded in 1880, is a resource for researchers, the Perkins community, professionals, parents and the public. The Library offers one of the largest and most comprehensive collections on the non-medical aspects of blindness and deafblindness that is available to the public.

For more information about archival materials at Perkins, visit Perkinsarchives.org


Helen Keller Newspaper Notices

This twenty-one volume collection of bound scrapbooks from 1887-1947 contains newspaper clippings, articles, and pamphlets about Helen Keller, detailing information about her early education to her later life. The clippings include information about other deafblind students, as well as references to Anne Sullivan, Mark Twain, Alexander Graham Bell, and other figures in her life. Reports of her activities include her efforts to establish vocational training and rehabilitation services for the blind, her interest in women's suffrage, socialism, and industrial workers of the world.

A thumbnail representation from which newspapers and publications the clippings come from can be found Here,.


The Lantern

The Lantern is a Perkins publication that puts into writing the latest news and events going on at the school and in the greater Perkins community. It was initially a quarterly publication, but is currently published once in the Spring and once in the Fall. Current issues are available on the Perkins website. Issues from 1931-2002 are available on the Internet Archive, a full list can be found here.

The Lantern

Current Issues are available here.


The Mentor

The Mentor is a monthly magazine devoted to the interests of the blind at home and abroad and is possibly the earliest publication by and for the blind. Published by the Alumni Association of the Perkins Institution for the Blind from 1891-1894. More information can be found here.

Publications of The Mentor


The Lens

The Lens was a monthly literary magazine for the students and community at the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind. It was published from 1903-1905 and edited by Everett Davison (1903-1904) and Frederick V. Walsh (1904-1905). More information can be found here.

Publications of The Lens


Annual Reports

Publications of the Annual Reports

The Annual Reports are yearly publications that provide an account of the past year’s accomplishments including detailed reports of the various departments, student lists, and fiscal information. Current issues, beginning in 2001 are available on the Perkins website. Annual Reports from 1833-2000 are available on the Internet Archive, a full list can be found here.


Perkins Institution Scrapbooks

Publications of the Scrapbooks

Scrapbook of clippings with articles about the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
For more information visit the Perkins Archives website. A list of volumes of Perkins Institution Scrapbooks are available on the Internet Archive; a full list can be found here.


Perkins Kindergarten Scrapbooks of Newspaper Clippings

Publications of the Kindergarten Scrapbooks of Newspaper Clippings

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings on the first kindergarten for the blind, founded by the Perkins Institution (now Perkins School for the Blind). Topics include Helen Keller, Laura Bridgman, Samuel Gridley Howe, Julia Ward Howe, Michael Anagnos. Handwritten index.
For more information visit the Perkins Archives website. A list of volumes of Perkins Institution Scrapbooks are available on the Internet Archive; a full list can be found here.


Scrapbook of Clippings with Articles on Blindness

Publications of the Scrapbook of Clippings with Articles on Blindness

Scrapbook of clippings with articles on the subject of blindness collected by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
For more information visit the Perkins Archives website. A list of volumes of Scrapbook of Clippings with Articles on Blindness are available on the Internet Archive; a full list can be found here.


Scrapbook of Clippings on Music and Theater in Boston

Publications of the Scrapbook of Clippings on Music and Theater in Boston

Scrapbook of clippings with articles on the subject of blindness collected by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
For more information visit the Perkins Archives website. A list of volumes of Scrapbook of Clippings on Music and Theater in Boston are available on the Internet Archive; singular volume can be found here.


Perkins Centennial Scrapbook

Publications of the Perkins Centennial Scrapbook

Scrapbook of newspaper clippings on the occasion of the Centennial of the founding of the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind (now Perkins School for the Blind).For more information visit the Perkins Archives website. A list of volumes of Perkins Centennial Scrapbook in Boston are available on the Internet Archive; a full list can be found here.



Laura Bridgman Scrapbooks

Scrapbooks, 1838-1904, containing clippings related to Laura Bridgman (1829-1889), the first person with deafblindness to learn language. 4 volumes. For more information visit the Perkins Archives website..

For more information about this material visit the Perkins Archives website.

Laura Bridgman's Journals and Other Writings

Journals (1841-1856, 45 volumes), and dictated stories and other writings (1844-1845, 4 volumes), about Laura Bridgman (1829-1889), the first deafblind person to learn language. For more information visit the Perkins Archives website.

For more information about this material visit the Perkins Archives website.

Teacher Journals: Bridgman and Deafblind Pupils

Detailed accounts by teachers at the Perkins Institution (now Perkins School for the Blind) of daily activities, lessons, travel, interactions between the students, conversations, thoughts and temperament of students with deafblindness including Laura Bridgman, Oliver Caswell, and others. 18 volumes. For more information visit the Perkins Archives website..

For more information about this material visit the Perkins Archives website.

Royal Normal College for the Blind Annual Reports, Clippings, and Pamphlets (now Royal National College for the Blind)

Annual Reports from 1873-1992 (33 volumes), and pamphlets and clippings from 186 8-1930 (2 volumes). For more information about this material visit the Perkins Archives website.

War Blind

Clippings related to servicemen blinded or visually impaired in World War I, World War II and the Vietnam War with a focus on rehabilitation and occupational training. From 1915-1946. For more information please see the Perkins Archives website.

Adult Blind

Clippings related to adult blindness including: occupations, associations, events, group homes and other news items. Organized by state, topic, and region, 1860-1942. For more information please see the Perkins Archives website.

Associations for the Blind

Clippings related to organizations for the blind including the American Foundation for the Blind, American Association of Workers for the Blind, the New York Association for the Blind, the Lions Club, and the Buffalo Association. For more information please see the Perkins Archives website.

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Clippings related to guide dogs and service animals for the blind and visually impaired from 1924-1941. For more information please see the Perkins Archives website.

Blind Babies

Clippings related to education, legislation, prevention of blindness, and aid of babies with visual impairments in Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey, from 1905-1934. For more information please see the Perkins Archives website.

Audio Recordings and Oral History Projects

Collection of audio recordings including oral histories with former students, staff and descendants of important figures in the history of the school. For more information please visit our Perkins History Audio Recordings website.

For a list of other digitized archival material related to Perkins and the blind click here
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Perkins School for the Blind
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Atlantic City Press; Atlantic City Union; Aberdeen Examiner; Amherst Record (MA); Amarillo News (TX); Ashland Independent (KY); Baltimore News; Brooklyn Leader; Boston American; Boston News Bureau; Boston Monitor; Boston Herald; Boston Record; Boston Post; Boston Traveler; Boston Sunday Globe; Boston Globe; Boston Transcript; Amherst Collegian (MA); Boston Christian Science Monitor; Charlotte Observer; Charleston Gazette; Clarksburg Exponent-Telegram (WV); The Christian Advocate; The Country...
Augusta Journal (ME); Akron Beacon-Journal; Akron Times; Advocate and Family Guardian; Albuquerque Journal; Asheville Citizen (NC); Brockton Enterprise (MA); Beverly Times (MA); Bridgeport Post (CT); Boston Christian Science Monitor; Boston Sunday Post; Boston Herald; Boston American; Boston Herald; Boston Globe; Boston Transcript; Boston Traveler; Boston Post; Brooklyn Times; Brooklyn Eagle; Camden Courier(NJ); Canton News (OH); Cincinnati Times-Star; Cincinnati Post; Columbus State Journal;...
Perkins School for the Blind
by Royal National College for the Blind
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Annual Report of the Royal National College for the Blind from the year 1992
Attleboro Chronicle (MA); American Foundation for Overseas Blind, Inc.; Allentown Morning Call (PA); Albion Republican (NY); Augusta Kennebec Journal (ME); Athol News (MA); Ardemoreite (OK); Austin Texan; Bath Times (ME); Baton Rouge Advocate; Biddeford Journal (ME); Bergenfield Times (NJ); Bridgeport Times Star (CT); Bridgeport Post (CT); Bridgeport Telegram (CT); Bridgeport Sun (CT); Bristol Press (CT); Burlington FreePress (VT); Birmingham Age-Herald; Beaumont Journal (TX); Bangor Commercial...
The Lantern Volume XXI No. 3, 1952 through Volume XXXIII No. 1, 1963
Scrapbook of clippings with articles on the subject of blindness collected by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Amherst Record (MA); Asbury Park Press (NJ); Boston Traveler; Boston Transcript; Boston Herald; Boston Advertiser; Boston American Boston Post Boston Record; Boston Journal; Boston Pilot; Boston Daily Globe; Boston Globe; Binghampton Press-Leader (NY); Bridgeport Farmer (CT); Bridgeport Times (CT); Bridgeport Post (CT); Bridgeport Telegram (CT); Brockton Enterprise (MA); Brooklyn Standard-Union; Brooklyn Eagle; Brooklyn Times; Brooklyn Citizen; Buffalo Express; Burlington Press (VT); Christian...
Annual Report of Perkins School for the Blind Reports 141-146, 1972-1977
Annual Report of the Perkins School for the Blind Reports 131-135, 1962-1966
Perkins School for the Blind
by Perkins School for the Blind, formerly Perkins Institution
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Scrapbook of clippings with articles about Jewish Activities, 1908-1939. Collected and bound at the Perkins School for the Blind, formerly Perkins Institution.
Annual Report of Perkins School for the Blind Reports 147-153, 1978-1984
Augusta Journal (ME); Auburn Free Press (ME); Ansonia Sentinel (CT); Bangor Commercial (ME); Brockton Times (MA); Brockton Enterprise (MA); Haverhill Gazette (MA); Bath Times (ME); Bangor Commercial (ME); Boston American; Boston Advertiser; Boston Evening Record; Boston Evening American; Boston Morning Globe; Boston Globe; Boston Morning Post; Boston Post; Boston Times; Boston Morning Herald; Boston Evening Transcript; Boston Sunday Post; Boston Traveler and Herald; Boston Herald; Boston...
The Lantern Volume XXXIII, No. 1, 1963 through Volume XL No. 1, 1970
Scrapbook of clippings with articles on the subject of blindness collected by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles on the subject of blindness collected by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
The Lantern Volume LIX No. 2, 1990 through Volume LXV No. 2, 1996
The Lantern Volume XL No. 2, 1971 through Volume XLVIII No. 1, 1978
Scrapbook of clippings with articles on the subject of blindness collected by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
The Lantern Volume XLVIII No. 2, 1979 through Volume LIV No. 1, 1984
Perkins School for the Blind
by Royal National College for the Visually Impaired, now Royal National College for the Blind
567
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Annual Report of the Royal National College for the Visually Impaired, now Royal National College for the Blind from the year 1991
Alexandria Gazette; Arlington News (MA);Asheville Citizen (NC);Bakersfield Californian; Anniston Star (AL); Baltimore Sun;Bridgeport Post (CT); Boston Sunday Globe;Boston Globe;Boston Herald;Boston Record;Boston Post;Boston Monitor;Boston Traveler;Boston AmericanBoston Traveler Boston Transcript; Buffalo Courier-Express (NY);Burlington News (VT);Birmingham Labor Review;Chicago Daily News;Charlotte Observer (NC);Churchman;Chattanooga News (TN);Chattanooga Times (TN);Christian Science...
Arlington Advocate (MA); American Annals of the Deaf; Augusta Chronicle (GA); Bangor News (ME); Bangor Commercial (ME); Bay City Times (MI); Bradford Opinion (VT); Bridgeport Farmer (CT); Brockton Times (MA); Birmingham Age; Buffalo Inquirer (NY); Brooklyn Citizen; Boston Morning Journal; Boston Commercial; Boston Times; Boston American; Boston Budget; Boston Journal; Boston Record; Boston Advertiser; Boston Post; Boston Herald; Boston Morning Herald; Boston Morning Globe (MA); Burlington News...
Scrapbook of clippings with articles on the subject of blindness collected by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles on the subject of blindness collected by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles on the subject of blindness collected by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles on the subject of blindness collected by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Perkins School for the Blind
by Perkins School for the Blind, formerly Perkins Institution
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Scrapbook of clippings with articles about New York Adult Blind, 1938-1940. Collected and bound at the Perkins School for the Blind, formerly Perkins Institution.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles about the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Perkins School for the Blind
by Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind
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Scrapbook of newspaper clippings on the first kindergarten for the blind, founded by the Perkins Institution (now Perkins School for the Blind). Topics include Helen Keller, Laura Bridgman, Samuel Gridley Howe, Julia Ward Howe, Michael Anagnos. Handwritten index.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles about the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
  Annual Report of the Superintendent of Public Schools of the City of Boston; Silent Worker; Salem Gazette; Boston Herald; Daily Paper for our Little People (Western New York Institution for Deaf-Mutes); Record(Troy, NY); Boston Transcript; The New York Times; Chicago Record; Collier’s Weekly; Boston Post; Albany Argus; Springfield Union; Brooklyn Eagle; Springfield Republican; New York Herald; Worcester Telegram; Boston Evening Transcript; Sisterville (West Virginia) Journal; The Youth’s...
Scrapbook of clippings with articles on the subject of blindness collected by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles about the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Perkins School for the Blind
by Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind
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Scrapbook containing newspaper notices related to Laura Bridgman (Dr. Howe's famous pupil), a deafblind pupil at the Perkins School for the Blind.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles on the subject of blindness collected by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles about the Massachusetts Adult Blind, 1940-1942. Collected and bound at the Perkins School for the Blind, formerly Perkins Institution.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles on the subject of blindness collected by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Augusta Journal (ME); Andover Townsman (MA); Athol Transcript (MA); Atlantic City Review (NJ); Atlanta Journal; Atlanta Constitution; Atlanta Georgian; Bangor Commercial (ME); Bangor News (ME); Brockton Times (MA); Brockton Enterprise (MA); Boston Transcript Boston Herald; Boston Journal; Boston Globe; Boston Post; Brooklyn Eagle; Brooklyn Times; Brooklyn Citizen; Christian Science Monitor (Boston); Cincinnati Times-Star; Chicago Examiner; Chattanooga News (TN); Des MoinesRegister (IA);...
The Lantern Volume LIII No. 1, 1983 through Volume LIX No. 1, 1989
Scrapbook of clippings with articles on the subject of blindness collected by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Perkins School for the Blind
by Perkins School for the Blind, formerly Perkins Institution
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Scrapbook of clippings with articles about Occupations [for the blind], 1908-1937. Collected and bound at the Perkins School for the Blind, formerly Perkins Institution.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles about the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Unpublished scrapbooks with newspaper clippings and pamphlets from the following publications: Boston Herald; The Globe(Toronto, Ontario); Lend a Hand; Science; Harper’s Bazar; Christian Register; The Swiss Cross; Boston Evening Traveller; The Andover Townsman; St. Nicholas; Revue Philosophique de la France et de l’Etranger; Boston Journal; Boston Evening Transcript; Boston Journal; The Atlantic Monthly; Boston Globe; Sports Afield; Boston Daily Advertiser; The Congregationalist; Every...
Scrapbook of clippings with articles on the subject of blindness collected by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles about the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles about the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles about the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles about the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles about the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles on the subject of blindness collected by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Perkins School for the Blind
by Perkins School for the Blind, formerly Perkins Institution
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Scrapbook of clippings with articles about California Adult Blind, 1934-1938. Collected and bound at the Perkins School for the Blind, formerly Perkins Institution.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles about the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles about the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Albany, New York, Press; Attleboro, Mass., Chronicle; Attleboro, Mass., Sun; Bangor, Maine, News Bangor, Maine, Commercial; Birmingham Age; Birmingham Ledger; Boston Common; Boston American; Boston Evening American; Boston Advertiser; Boston Evening Transcript; Boston Traveler; Boston Transcript; Boston Evening Record; Boston Record; Boston Daily Globe; Boston Morning Globe; Boston Evening Globe; Boston Morning Post;Boston Sunday Post; Boston Journal; Boston Morning Journal; Boston Morning...
Perkins School for the Blind
by Perkins School for the Blind, formerly Perkins Institution
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Scrapbook of clippings with articles about the Massachusetts Adult Blind, 1927-1933. Collected and bound at the Perkins School for the Blind, formerly Perkins Institution.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles on the subject of blindness collected by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles about the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles on the subject of blindness collected by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Perkins School for the Blind
by Perkins School for the Blind, formerly Perkins Institution
363
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Scrapbook of clippings with articles about the Connecticut Adult Blind, 1912-1922. Collected and bound at the Perkins School for the Blind, formerly Perkins Institution.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles about the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles about the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles on the subject of blindness collected by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles on the subject of blindness collected by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Perkins School for the Blind
by Perkins School for the Blind, formerly Perkins Institution
353
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Scrapbook of clippings with articles about the Lions Club, 1933-1936. Collected and bound at the Perkins School for the Blind, formerly Perkins Institution.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles on the subject of blindness collected by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Perkins School for the Blind
by Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind
342
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Scrapbook of newspaper clippings on the first kindergarten for the blind, founded by the Perkins Institution (now Perkins School for the Blind). Topics include Helen Keller, Laura Bridgman, Samuel Gridley Howe, Julia Ward Howe, Michael Anagnos. Handwritten index.
Perkins School for the Blind
by Royal National College for the Visually Impaired, now Royal National College for the Blind
341
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Annual Report of the Royal National College for the Visually Impaired, now Royal National College for the Blind from the year 1988
Perkins School for the Blind
by Royal National College for the Visually Handicapped, now Royal National College for the Blind
338
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Annual Report of the Royal National College for the Visually Handicapped, now Royal National College for the Blind from 1986
Scrapbook of clippings with articles on the subject of blindness collected by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles about the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles about the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Scrapbook of clippings with articles on the subject of blindness collected by the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind, now Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown, Massachusetts.
Perkins School for the Blind
by Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind
332
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Scrapbook containing clippings related to Laura Bridgman, a deafblind pupil at the Perkins School for the Blind.
Perkins School for the Blind
by Perkins School for the Blind, formerly Perkins Institution
330
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Scrapbook of clippings with articles about New York Adult Blind, 1932-1933. Collected and bound at the Perkins School for the Blind, formerly Perkins Institution.
Perkins School for the Blind
by Perkins Institution and Massachusetts School for the Blind
329
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Scrapbook containing clippings related to Laura Bridgman, a deafblind pupil at the Perkins School for the Blind.